The Scope

The activities in the development, manufacture and application of cellular materials are steadily growing. Meanwhile, R&D of cellular materials constitutes a discrete but well-connected research field of materials science and engineering. In the same manner as other materials, it is expected to be a driver of innovations and novel or better products.

Over the last years, applications have been identified in the fields of energy efficiency, light weight construction, novel and efficient conversion concepts or biomedical repair functions, just to mention a few.

The CellMAT conference series was initiated in 2010 in order to bring together experts from the polymer, ceramic, glass and metal communities dealing with cellular materials.

The 5th CellMAT conference will cover all aspects of manufacturing, functionalizing, modification, joining, property analysis and modelling of cellular materials. In addition to this, featured side events will focus on specific topics.

International experts will give keynote/invited lectures about applications in the automotive industry and transportation, in mechanical engineering, for chemical and energy systems, for environmental purposes or for micro and medical devices and functions. Thus, the three-day conference comes up as a discussion panel for researchers, manufacturers, and users of cellular materials. During the conference, the best three posters will be honoured.

The 5th CellMAT will be held from 24th - 26th October 2018 in the medieval Bad Staffelstein, Germany in the famous Franconian Switzerland.

We cordially invite you to join the CellMAT 2018 conference, to share your experience in cellular materials with your fellow colleagues and to enjoy the very beautiful and special atmosphere during our conference.

Conference Chair
Michael Scheffler
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany 

Co-Chairs
Peter Quadbeck
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, Dresden, Germany

Dirk Enke
Universität Leipzig, Germany


Tobias Fey
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany

Mike Tromm
University of Kassel, Germany